Video: Savannah

August 27th, 2009 by Smithsonian Journeys

Before the American Civil War, Savannah was the center of a vast cotton empire stretching across the south. Today, its numerous squares, azalea-laden parks, and picturesque cemeteries bear testimony to its founder, James Oglethorpe. The city remains full of green, with more than 5,000 oaks shading its streets and squares. Recognized as one of the nation’s largest historic districts, Savannah both preserves its history and offers plenty of new things to see and do. Here, check out 80 Moments in Savannah, from YouTube user DJ Sandoors.

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